Definition of Egyptian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Egypt.

Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Generic synonyms: African
Specialized synonyms: Copt, Theban, Cairene, Nubian
Specialized synonyms: Cleopatra



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language.
Derivative terms: Egypt, Egypt
Partainyms: Egypt

3. Noun. The ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC.

Definition of Egyptian

1. a. Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa.

2. n. A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.

Definition of Egyptian

1. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to Egypt, the Egyptian people or the Egyptian language. ¹

2. Noun. A person from Egypt or of Egyptian descent. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A gypsy. ¹

4. Proper noun. The Afro-Asiatic language spoken in ancient Egypt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Egyptian

1. a typeface with squared serifs [n -S]

Medical Definition of Egyptian

1. Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa. Egyptian bean. A medium-sized tree (Acacia vera). It is one of the chief sources of the best gum arabic. Origin: L. Aegyptius, Gr, fr. (L. Aegyptus) Egypt: cf. F. Egyptien. Cf. Gypsy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Egyptian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Egyptian

egressives
egressor
egressors
egret
egretlike
egrets
egrimonies
egrimony
egriot
egriots
egritude
egromancy
egtazic acid
egusi
egypt
egyptian (current term)
egyptians
egyptological
egyptologist
egyptology
eh
ehed
ehing
ehlite
ehrleite
ehrlichia
ehrlichia chaffeensis
ehrlichieae
ehrlichioses
ehrlichiosis

Literary usage of Egyptian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The new nation by John Morris (1880)
"20, deposed from his kingly throne. Kara, Karas, royal revenue, tribute. Karas, or Kras, to embalm; embalmment. Kars, embalmment, a mummy. egyptian 445 Nem ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Ancient routes through the upper egyptian N. '08; Same. ... See aleo Architecture, egyptian. H Istory. Modern Egypt, by the earl of Cromer. Review. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"The old egyptian national life lived on by the side of the Greek life of ... Then came Christianity, with its teaching addressed alike to egyptian, Greek, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Other designs duly indicate finer forms, just as in case of the egyptian drawings, ... From this harmony between the egyptian and Assyrian delineations, ..."

5. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"egyptian Decorative Motives.—The Idea of Duration dominant in egyptian ... The history of egyptian art which we are able to trace in existing monuments, ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The spelling of Late egyptian is very extraordinary, full of false ... Démolie egyptian seems to represent approximately the vulgar speech of the Saite ..."

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